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Human Rights

Respecting and promoting the rights of all people

Around the world, societal inequality, conflict, shrinking civic space, political polarization, and intensifying climate change threaten the human rights of all, with disproportionate impacts on society’s most vulnerable groups.

Against this backdrop, businesses face shifting investor expectations and a rapidly changing regulatory landscape, including human rights due diligence and reporting requirements that seek to ensure that human rights throughout global value chains are respected.

We are business and human rights experts who support companies to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and other responsible business conduct frameworks. Effective management of human rights issues involves internal policy coherence, robust governance and oversight, ongoing human rights due diligence, meaningful stakeholder engagement, and remedy for adverse impacts.


BSR has conducted 200+ human rights assessments and implementation plans.


50 million people globally are trapped in modern slavery.


87 percent of consumers say that data privacy is a human right.

How We Can Help

Adding Value to Your Business and Society

We are pragmatic and forward-looking, meeting companies where they are on their human rights journey and tailoring our recommendations to the specific needs of each industry and the complexities of local contexts. We help companies understand and navigate the increasingly fragmented global human rights landscape, prepare to comply with emerging legislation, and partner across their value chains to collaboratively manage human rights issues and address the systemic causes of human rights harm.

We’ll help your business act on these principles while adding value for your business. Our service offerings include:


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Human rights policies and governance

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Human rights assessments

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Strategy and implementation

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Human rights disclosure and stakeholder engagement

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Access to remedy and effective grievance mechanisms

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Human rights training and capacity building

Who We Work With

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Teck Resources Limited logo
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Case Studies

Updating Scotiabank’s Human Rights Strategy

BSR worked with the Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) to refresh its Human Rights Assessment (HRA) and update its Human Rights Statement.

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Sustainability Insights

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10 Human Rights Priorities for the Transport and Logistics Sector

Based on interviews with member companies operating in the Transport and Logistics sector, BSR shares the 10 most relevant human rights impacts for such businesses.

Tools and Resources

Human Rights Resources

Our sample collection of BSR member-exclusive resources, including implementation toolkits, deep-dive topic briefings and reports, and other valuable content from our global team of sustainability experts.
Forced Military Conscription in Myanmar
Modern Slavery Member Briefing
Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas Risk Tool
Human Rights Grievance Mechanism Gap Assessment Tool
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Collective Solutions for Meaningful Impact

Our collaborative initiatives enable companies to transform their businesses while creating shared solutions to global challenges and make a meaningful systemic impact.

Our Experts

Depth of Experience and Knowledge

Our Human Rights team consists of global experts across multiple industries, bringing a depth of experience in developing human rights-aligned business strategies and solutions.

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Dunstan Allison-Hope

Senior Advisor

San Francisco

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Lindsey Andersen

Associate Director, Human Rights

San Francisco

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Ouida Chichester

Director, Energy, Extractives, Transport, and Industrials

San Francisco

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Hannah Darnton

Director, Technology and Human Rights

San Francisco

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Claudio Formisano

Global Lead, Human Trafficking and Forced Labor


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Salah Husseini

Director, Human Rights


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Rosa Kusbiantoro

Director, Transformation


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Francesca Manta

Director, Membership and Human Rights

New York

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Kayla Winarsky McKenzie

Associate Director, Human Rights

New York

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Paloma Muñoz Quick

Director, Human Rights Standards

New York

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Roberta Pinamonti

Associate Director


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Lale Tekişalp

Associate Director, Technology Sectors

San Francisco

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Jenny Vaughan

Managing Director, Human Rights

San Francisco

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Richard Wingfield

Director, Technology Sectors


Let’s talk about how BSR can help you to transform your business and achieve your sustainability goals.

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